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Josemans said the introduction of the pass system in May has driven dealing onto the streets, with "weed taxis " now delivering door-to-door, with far less control by the authorities than in coffee shops.
"It is extremely doubtful if the coffee shop (can) survive," if the policy continues, he said.
Much of smokers’ anger is directed at the policy of having to supply personal details to get a weed pass.
"I don’t want to apply for a pass because then everybody could see your personal information," Croonenberg said. "You don’t have to do it in a bar to get alcohol, so why in a coffee shop?"
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